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Genomics researchers partner with industry to further innovation in health, agriculture & environment

When scientists work with their counterparts in industry, they’re able to invent life-saving therapies and clean technologies that improve the lives of Canadians. That’s why the Government of Canada is committed to supporting collaborative research led by scientists across the country.

Today, Parliamentary Secretary for Science, Kate Young, on behalf of the Minister of Science, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, announced $8.1 million in federal funding for five new projects under Genome Canada’s Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP). An additional $16.4 million is being invested by provincial governments, businesses and research partners for a total of $24.5 million in support of cutting-edge research projects.

The Parliamentary Secretary made the announcement at McMaster University, one of the five research institutions receiving funding in today’s announcement. While there, she highlighted the work of Dr. Jonathan Bramson, a GAPP award recipient who is partnering with Triumvira Immunologics Inc., a Canadian biotechnology company, to develop novel immunotherapies that harness the body’s own cellular defense system to attack cancers.

This project illustrates the success of Genome Canada’s GAPP program, which translates Canadian knowledge and expertise in genomics into valuable applications that support a strong economy, healthy communities and a growing middle class.

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Genomics researchers partner with industry to further innovation in health, agriculture & environment

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